Crisci Associates, March 30, 2015
(3/30/2015)
* Budget Hearings: Senate GOP Looks To Change Pensions For Current Workers

At the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing Monday with the State Employee and School Employee Pension Systems, Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), Majority Cair, suggested changing the pension system for existing employees.

* Poll: 59 Percent Support, Somewhat Support Wolf Tax Plans

A new Franklin & Marshall Poll released Wednesday shows 59 percent of voters support or somewhat support Gov. Wolf’s plan to increase the Sales and Personal Income Taxes and a new natural gas severance tax for lower school property taxes and more education funding. 

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state on political topics of interest--

* Governor's Schedule

Gov. Tom Wolf's work calendar will be posted each Friday and his public schedule for the day will be posted each morning.  Click Here to view Gov. Wolf’s Weekly Calendar and Public Appearances.

* Session Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills Introduced

Here are some of the bills of interest introduced this week--

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* Wolf Creates Competitive Procurement Process For Selecting Bond Counsel

Gov. Wolf announced Wednesday the Office of General Counsel will be engaging bond counsel through a competitive procurement process, making the process more open and transparent than ever before.

* Wolf Administration Announces Significant Workers’ Comp Insurance Rate Cut

The Wolf Administration Friday announced Pennsylvania businesses will see a significant cut in workers’ compensation insurance rates while benefit levels for injured workers will be maintained.

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